Former Coronation Street actress Nikki Sanderson set for 'Hollyoaks' role!

Actress Nikki Sanderson has joined the cast of Hollyoaks in the role of Maxine Minniver, sister to wannabe glamour model Ann ‘Mitzeee’ Minniver played by Cheryl Cole lookalike Rachel Shenton.

Maxine is a confident, lively, impulsive, flirtatious bombshell, with boundless energy and a penchant for living life on the edge - and to the full.

With a zest for the world that borders on hedonistic, Maxine grabs life tightly and squeezes out every last drop of enjoyment. A fearless risk-taker, Maxine is street savvy, witty, ambitious and can spot an opportunity a mile-off.  So how will Mitzeee react to her sister making a mark on her turf in Hollyoaks village?!

It will be handbags at dawn when this feisty character arrives in the village and cooks up one almighty storm!

Nikki comments, “Being a member of the Hollyoaks team has so far been an absolute pleasure and I am excited about what the future holds for my character.  I feel very lucky to be part of such a wonderful show and to be working with an amazing team”.

Nikki Sanderson will first be on screen on Monday 5th November on E4 (first look) and Tuesday 6th November on C4.  She is available for interview for publication after Tuesday 23rd October 2012.

Sanderson is best known for her role as Candice Stowe on popular ITV1 soap Coronation Street , a role which she played from 1999 until 2005.